Rio Kaswiyanto is a graduate student researcher at the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). At CGEP, his research focuses on the intersection of hydrogen, electricity markets and policy.
He is currently studying for a Master of Public Administration degree focusing on the energy and environment sector, with a specialization in data analytics. At SIPA, he is researching energy supply-demand modeling for Nusantara, the capital of Indonesia, using a system dynamic approach and TIMES energy modeling software.
Before enrolling at SIPA, he was a project developer for Akuo SAS, a renewable energy IPP headquartered in France. He spent four years in Akuo developing solar and wind power plants for Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region. He also developed seawater reverse osmosis for the most remote area of Indonesia. He enjoys working with data, financial modeling, as well as stakeholder engagement in remote locations.
Rio holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology.